For Immediate Release - July 12, 2011

Massachusetts Treasurer Steven Grossman Appoints Enrique Zuniga as Top Official at Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust

Zuniga is the first Latino American to serve as Executive Director of the Agency

Massachusetts Treasurer Steven Grossman today announced the appointment of Enrique Zuniga as the new Executive Director of the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust. The Trust, which is overseen by the Treasurer's Office, provides subsidized loans to Cities and Towns throughout the Commonwealth to undertake clean water and drinking water infrastructure projects.

Zuniga, an MBA graduate of the Yale School of Management, comes to the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), where he was the director of Quality Assurance since April 2005.

"It is with great enthusiasm that I appoint Enrique to this critical leadership position," said Treasurer Steven Grossman. "Enrique has been an invaluable member of the MSBA team and has the knowledge, vision, and energy to take the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust to new levels of achievement and service to the people of the Commonwealth."

At the MSBA, Zuniga helped develop and implement the "pro-pay" web based reimbursement system for cities and towns seeking reimbursement from the Commonwealth. He also oversaw the first compilation of the statewide "Needs Survey" for all 1,820 schools in the Commonwealth and helped draft regulations and procedures to prioritize reconstruction and reimbursement of projects. Prior to working at the MSBA, Zuniga worked at Ernst &Young as a manager in the Real Estate and Construction Advisory Services Group. He also worked at the Boston Housing Authority as a Management and Budget Analyst.

Zuniga is originally from Mexico where he received his bachelor's degree in civil engineering and was the co-owner and director of a residential development and construction company. Zuniga is the first Latino American to serve as Executive Director of the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust.

In his spare time, Zuniga is an adjunct professor of construction management at Wentworth Institute of Technology. He also serves as the Treasurer and Board Member of Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion and the ETC Development Corporation, both Latino non-profits that develop and manage affordable housing in Boston's South End.